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great day in boston. beautiful turnout, elizabeth, as you can see from the weather. few more hours to go and we'll have this thing complete. then we'll move to tuesday and we'll complete that circle. i'm bill hemmer live in boston. >> bill, hats off to you. what a great show and great coverage. the real story with gretchen starts right now. thanks, guys. we start with the fox news alert on the crisis in ukraine with the headline today -- well, that didn't last very long. pro-russian separatists reportedly behind an attack breaking the so-called easter truce end an agreement between ukraine, russia and the western nations. i'm gretchen carlson. welcome to "the real story" for a monday. three foreign journalists held for hours today before being released after international demands. vice president joe biden now in kiev getting ready to meet with ukrainian leaders there trying to find new ways to strengthen
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the economy and cool all of the tensions. leland vitter, live for us in the hotly contested eastern city of donetsk. how are you being received on the ground there? >> reporter: here, where we are, folks say they don't really care what the vice president does or where he visits. they view the government in kiev as "illegitimate." for leaders in kiev, it is seen very much as a lifeline. look at this though through the cold waresque lens that's starting to be fixed on this crisis here. you have an east verse west setup but the east in terms of president putin and moscow is willing to risk and promise a whole lot more to the people he supports here in the eastern part of the country than the united states is and the rest of europe. the western part of ukraine -- remember, it was president putin who's said he was willing to use military force to protect those people who are russian supporters here in eastern
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ukraine. >> so we hear, leland, so much about pro-russian separatists. what's the feeling that you are getting from them? you are there. >> reporter: well, they are certainly well organized. they are certainly well equipped. they are certainly well supported. today we headed about two hours north to their largest strong hold. we had to go through a number of checkpoints to get there. many checkpoints had anti-american slogans on there. we were questioned a number of times as we went through. it was certainly sobering what we found. welcome to the eastern ukrainian town. two tanks sit on main street. at local city hall the defenses are significant and make no mistake where these militias' loyalties lie. they believe in self-determination. on the very top of this building is a very large russian flag. these guys don't appear to be citizen soldiers. just take a look at their defenses here. very professional set up. sandbag situation. firing ports. chicken wire to prevent grenades
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from going inside. inbetween this sandbag and the first entrance to the building, heavily armed soldiers who don't like having their picture taken. we were invited inside the compound to meet with the self-proclaimed mayor and leader of the people's militia who says his well-armed troops are all locals. temporary to accusations they are russian special forces. >> translator: we aren't afraid, we're standing on our land, we are going to defend what we got from our ancestors. >> reporter: as we checked down we stopped at many of the local checkpoints. do you think russia will protect you? "yes, of course," he tells me. theet separatists are expanding their sphere of influence and digging in in the positions they already have. we received word separaties took over yet another main police headquarters in a town about an hour away. we were in the town earlier
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today and they evidently have taken the police chief there hostage, unclear in terms of the status or how many more weapons they may have gotten from this latest raid. >> leland, continue to be safe. thank you. now to boston. an american runner winning the boston marathon for the first time in 30 years. the 38-year-old winning with an unofficial time. the first time an american has won the historic race in three decades. here he is just after crossing the finish line. >> this is beyond running. it is just for boston, for the united states and for the world. we are resilient, we never gave up and i feel like those four people that passed away one can't get them back and the people that are wounded. it is just a race but i just ran to win, giving it my best. >> thousands of people protected today by choppers circling overhead, bomb sniffing dogs, police officers everywhere. but not dampening the mood. you've been out there all day. what you been hearing?
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>> reporter: well, gretchen, first i just have to say my photographer and i went down there to the finish line on boylston street right by where one of those bombs went off. i have to say the energy was so beautiful there. there was no fear in the air. there was just joy and this positive energy that boston strong attitude that you hear so much of. hundreds of thousands of people were there at the -- along the marathon route. and people were just happy. they were there to support the victims' families, the survivors, all the people who witnessed the horror last year. but you didn't feel anyone -- no one was afraid. it was just a very positive energy and i have to say that the security there was so tight. when we walked to the marathon today i had just a small bag and they checked that just my small bag and then they didn't allow so many people on to the
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marathon route. at around 11:30 they block pedestrians from coming in. but a joyous day so far. >> so sara, talk about the security. we have been hearing that they changed it dramatically this year. so since you have been to other marathons, how are you seeing that it is different from past marathons? >> reporter: well, in past marathons -- i've been to a lot of marathons since i've been here in boston. you just sort of walk through -- yes, there is security but you don't really notice it. people are stacked maybe 20, 30 deep just to get a glimpse of the finish line or get a glimpse of the runners. and today they just had thousands of police officers, clothed and undercover police officers there, bomb sniffing dogs. you could tell that there was a strong security presence. and everyone felt very safe. >> sara underwood live for us right on the route there at the boston marathon, thank you. surprise move in a high-stakes battle to unionize
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auto workers in tennessee. remember this story? guess what? the uaw now dropping its fight to force a new vote after workers at a volts wagon plant rejected the union. the union president, bob king, says, "uaw is ready to put february's tainted election in the rear-view mirror an instead focus on advocating for new jobs and economic investment in chattanooga. this is big news. i think this will stun a lot of people the union is basically saying, all right, we're done here. >> a lot of people who don't believe it for a second. a lot of people thought that this was going to be the first domino of the lot to drop. for its part, volkswagen chattanooga today issued a statement saying it welcomes the uaw's decision to challenge the vote and says it will do all it can in the future to implement a system where workers' concerns are a part of how it does business. volkswagen told fox news volkswagen chattanooga is seeking to establish good opportunities for all its employees, opportunities that
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are normal practice for volkswagen team all over the world. volkswagen's german headquarters wanted to establish a so-called works council at the chattanooga plant similar to what it has in factories throughout europe. it gives workers a say in how the plants are run but there needs to be a union in place to do that. the union lost an organizing vote back in february that immediately launched a challenge with the national labor relations board saying that that election had been tainted because as people started voting, tennessee senator bob corker announced that volkswagen would put a new suv asem pli line in chattanooga if the union lost. senator corker today told fox news, "the uaw's objection was nothing more than a side show to draw attention away from their stinging loss in chattanooga. uaw never really wanted another election in the near term because they knew that they would lose by an even larger margin." that's the sense around the plant today. while the uaw tracked it 47% of the vote during the initial
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election, if it were to go back and do it again it would be lucky to get 35%. does anybody believe this is the last they heard from the uaw? not for a moment. that's because uaw president bob king has made it part of the uaw's survival strategy to target all of these non-union automobile manufacturers in the south. and in addition to volkswagen, there are some ten others, including mercedes-benz in alabama and mississippi, the nissan plant there, that the uaw is already targeting. but as far as the chattanooga vw plant goes because of an agreement with the company, the uaw has to stay out of there for at least a year. >> very interesting. john roberts, thank you. democrats fighting to keep control of the senate may turn to a familiar theme in november's mid-term elections. two top democratic strategists urging candidates now to take a page from president obama's 2012 playbook that some call class warfare. they say forget talking about any economic recovery, just go after the 1% again. joining me now, guy benson, political editor for
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townhall.com and a fox news contributor. a broken record, guy, we've heard it before -- but it's worked. >> it has, gretchen. i think what's interesting when you look at the strategy memo that democrats are circulating here in washington, d.c., it really underscores the dilemma in which the party finds itself heading into november. because they don't really have a positive story they can tell the american people. right? they can't run on their signature accomplishment, obamacare, because it is too unpopular. certainly not in a pro-active way. then you just saw that at kned a admonition where you referenced where they can't talk about the economic recovery because it is too weak. it is not resonating with people so it is time to dust off that 2012 playbook which admittedly worked pretty well for them two years ago but mid-term cycles are a different beast. >> well, in what way? here's what one of the exit polls said from the 2012 presidential election. 1 in 5 people said the most
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important quality that they look for in a candidate is somebody who cares about people like me. so it did work but what are you talking about? >> because it was empathy and fairness and some of these refrans that we heard from democrats. "the washington post" wrote a good analysis. there are few problems democrats are going to run into. first of all, it is totally different turnout models in a mid-term election. looks like the republican electorate is a lot more fired up. polling from democrats shows they are worried their own base isn't going to turn out this coming november. certainly not the same level of the obama coalition that re-elected the president two years ago. but beyond just that, if you sort of look at how the messaging works, it is going to be a more republican slanted electorate in 2014 according to virtually everyone. that's really not in dispute. democrats are trying to play a little bit of mitt case game here. they are not expecting to win but feel like if they scare
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their base into turning out, their losses may not be as bad as they might be. >> get ready for the buzzwords, millionaires and billionaires and paying your fair share. we can go over those again and again and again. >> we know them by heart. major traffic jam on massachusetts roadways. not caused by the boston marathon. this fiery crash on the highway that has inspectors checking the safety now of that bridge. the can, well, kicked down the road again on the keystone pipeline. we have new white house reaction to the delay and whether politics played a role. we'll debate that. and a horrific scene at easter services when this car plows into a church. how parishioners made it out alive. >> 20 or more parishioners, they were using jacks from their cars. they must have came out to the parking lot, grabbed these jacks and they were attempting to jack and manually lift the vehicle off several people that were trapped underneath.
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welcome back to the real story. early morning crash in bons leaves one person dead. a truck and taxi go up in flames after colliding thon bridge, shutting down traffic for hours causing massive delays. the taxi driver has passed away. engineers are inspecting the bridge for damage and state police are investigating what caused the crash. new reaction from the white house at this hour as the administration puts a controversial decision on hold. the state department decided to delay any action on the keystone e sell pipeline until after the mid-term elections. louisiana senator mary landrieu who petitioned the white house to approve keystone says this decision is irresponsible, unnecessary and unacceptable. the administration a hort while ago dodging the question about white house involvement and whether or not politics played a role.
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>> the president wants the process to be conducted in a way that's consistent with past practice and consistent with the interests that have to be examined when you are talking about an international border being crossed by a pipeline. there have been a series of moments along the path here that -- where politics has played a role in delaying the process. >> a former political adviser to democratic senator frank lautenberg and a fox news contributor. i don't know but guys but i played a lot of dodge ball growing up in elementary school and i used to love to get hit and catch the ball. i don't think jay carney wants that question today. >> you liked to get hit? >> to catch it. >> james carney wasn't so successful dodging that ball. yeah. i'm shocked that politics plays a role in anything in washington.
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believe it or not. >> it plays in both ways. >> of course. >> if the president had gone asaid and said yes to the keystone pipeline, the environmental lobbyists and such would have been mad, his base. but if he said no, visa versa. >> that's why he'll delay until the mid-terms. they'll probably approve or disapprove of this pipeline as he's leaving the white house. >> is that right or wrong? >> that's the way politics is done in washington. nothing for the most part in washington is black or white. i'm not an opponent of keystone. don't mind if it gets approved. i think if you're mark pryor or mary landrieu, you want it approved quickly. but you do as you said. democratic. coalition consists of environmentalists and others who are opposed to this and you're damned if you do, damned if you don't if you are a democratic president right now. >> isn't it kind of infuriating to at least have somebody come out and just sell it straight? they've been investigating this for more than five years now. it is not like they need more
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studies on it. why not just come out and tell the truth? >> let's keep in mind who is being hurt the most. that's the long-term unemployed and young people who can't get jobs because this president refuses to work with the piece of job legislation that more republicans and democrats agree on than any other piece of legislation in the house and the senate. now, take that now to the political. if you are a democrat running -- quite frankly, it is why now you see james carville and stan greenburg saying don't talk about our policies on job creation. >> we just did that. go back to the 1% again. isn't it a risky move for the president, for the senate? you have these very vulnerable democrats who petitioned to get this thing passed. now it is going to be dicey. do you think this helps the democrats or hurts them in the mid-term? >> no question, it hurts them. >> i think it does hurt people like mary landrieu which is why you see her so forcefully throughout attacking the
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president on this. i will say, he's really in a box on this one. there are elements of his coalition he'll offend one way or the other so he's punting until after the mid-terms. if you are the senator from louisiana or arkansas and you are in a very tight election this year. mary landrieu and mark pryor seem to be in the fight of their life. are you desperate to get something on the board zbrp especially on the heels of obamacare and that not being too successful for them. the drone strikes targeting terrorists in yemen. what we are learning about these attacks today. and the feds have okayed powder alcohol. yep. powdered alcohol. just add water to make booze. is that really a good idea? also, a recent satellite image shows something mysterious in scotland's loch ness. some claiming it is the loch ness monster. so that brings us to our facebook question of the day -- what do you think this satellite image actually is? tweet me. use the #le did ttherealstory.
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a chaotic scene on easter sunday as a car crashes into a church. this happened in florida. police in ft. myers say the car slammed into the packed church just as the annual easter concert was about to begin injuring 21 people. church members used jacks to lift the car off people who were trapped underneath the debris. the driver said she was simply looking for a parking spot when the brakes malfunctioned. so there is a new drug coming out on the market that's cheap and legal. you can drink or even snort it, and it is guaranteed to get you
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drunk. palcohol. it is a powdered alcohol. in a move so controversial even the manufacturers couldn't believe that it actually happened. trace gallagher is live with more. this sounds really, really dangerous for a variety of reasons. what happened? >> well, the makers of palcohol were actually caught off-guard because they didn't realize they'd gotten the federal approval and their website, let's just say, wasn't exactly ready for prime time. some said it was very flippant and maybe a little inappropriate for making suggestions like the following -- quoting here -- what's worse than going to a concert sporting event, et cetera, and having to pay $10, $15, $20 for a mixed drink and tax and tip. are you kidding me? take palcohol into the venue and enjoy a mixed drink for a fraction of the cost. also suggested things like sprinkle it on your food to give your food a little bit of a kick. they've since taken those down off the website. but here's how this whole things
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works. each package is about one ounce. with the one ounce of palcohol you mix it with five ounces of water and you get a standard drink, a standard cocktail and you can even mix it with your favorite mixers -- soda, coke, vodka, and coke, et cetera. so far there are only six different types. vodka, you rum, cosmos, mojitos, margarita, lemon drop. the guy who invented this stuff says he's active, he'd go hiking and biking all the time but didn't want to carry heavy bottles of alcohol. he came up with a way to chom up with the palcohol thing with scientists. now he is going to market it and it is going to only be in liquor stores but critics are going crazy saying, wait a minute, this stuff resembles children's drinks like kool-aid and crystal light and that it is right for abuse. he says it is only available in liquor stores and will have all the regulations of normal
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alcohol. should be on the market some time this fall. >> you can just think about all the abuses like somebody just slipping it into somebody else's drink. you could go on and on. thank you so much for that report. breaking news now. from the state department on whether syria is using chemicals weapons, some say again. live report coming up next. a massive drone strike has taken out high-level al qaeda targets in yemen. how many targets did they actually get? and the obama administration may be sending your taxpayer dollars to bail out a bankrupt city. so could this set a bad precedent all across the country? we'll explain for you next.
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time for a quick check of your headlines today. a tropical cyclone now threatening to hamper the search for missi ining malaysian airli flight 370. a drone scouring the floor of the indian ocean and still no sign of any wreckage. the flight disappeared on march 8th. climbers in mt. everyboest e victims of an avalanche. the u.s. attorney's office in chicago announcing it is going to create a specialized unit to help rein in the city's rampant violent crime. local reports say five children were among those hurt this
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weekend when someone opened fire from a car as they played outside. dozens of suspected terrorists have been killed in drone strikes in yemen. the attacks after a recent video showing a large open-air gathering of al qaeda fighters out in just present day. right there. now there's been a drone strike. was that a response to that video? chief intelligence correspondent catherine harris live for us in washington. >> reporter: good afternoon. yemeni government confirmed a short timing a that 5 militants linked with al qaeda in yemen are dead after the weekend drone strike targeting training camps in southern yemen, a rugged mountain area similar to the tribal areas of pakistan. the yemeni government statement saying three senior members of the organization were killed adding identification which typically relies on dna is ongoing. the operation bringing together a ground assault by yemeni security forces with u.s.-backed
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drone strikes from the air. fox news has learned that the weekend strike was not a response to that propaganda video which shows the leadership of al qaeda in yemen vowing strikes against u.s. interests but rather the campaign or strategy was already in the planning stages when the video was released march 29th. the bombmaker even heem al asiri was behind the failed plot to bring down a jet using the underwear bomb. short time ago the white house was asked about the joint yemeni/u.s. operation. >> now i can't speak to specific operations but we have a strong collaborative relationship with the yemeni government and work together on various initiatives to counter the shared threat we face from aqap. in terms of more details about the strikes that the yemeni government has discussed, i would refer you to the yemeni government. >> the next piece of this will be the identification process which can be done through dna,
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though in drone strikes my past experience has told me that they cannot rely on dna. often there's nothing left after one of these strikes and they have to reroo lie on eyewitness accounts or overhead drone video. what seems key here are these three senior members. the u.s. government officials are waiting to get some kind of read-out. >> catherine herridge in d.c., thank you. we have a pension problem in this country. a recent survey by pew charitable trust fund find that the u.s. public pension gap widened to $1 trillion in 2012. that's a lot of zeros. but a partial bailout could be in the works for the bankrupt city of detroit. the obama administration considering freeing up to $100 million to give to the city's pensioners, money that would come from all of us. joining me, the treasure for the state of ohio. great to see you, josh. how does this affect ohio? >> well, essentially the taxpayers of the state of ohio,
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hard working families in toledo and cleveland and dayton and cincinnati and throughout the state will be helping to foot the bill to bail out the city of detroit. unfortunately, over many decades, politicians in detroit made bad financial decisions and i personally believe it is wrong for taxpayers of ohio and the other states of america to bail out the politicians of detroit sglp it . >> it is so interesting, josh. when detroit's problems became very public and there was a lot of discussion about these pensions, and not just in michigan but california and illinois and many other states and and some people speculated, well, maybe the federal government will end up bailing them out. a lot of people said oh, that would never happen. are you surprised that they're actually in discussions now for doing just that? >> i can't say it surprises me. when you look at washington, there is a history of bailouts. this one looks to be somewhat of a back door bailout but it is still a bailout and i believe it sets a very dangerous precedent.
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over the past 75 years or so there's been about 600 local government bankruptcies, chapter 9 bankrupts, and so detroit is not the first one. it is one of around 600 but it is the largest in american history. there are be more most likely in the future so the precedent this sets is very dangerous. if politicians around america know they can just make bad decisions and washington is going to bail them out it sets a terrible precedent and i think it enables irresponsible politicians throughout the country. >> the bottom here is that that $100 million wasn't set aside to bail out pensions. right? this $100 million is coming from federal tax dollars from you and me and everyone else watching right now and it was supposed to go to the blighted homes that you're seeing on the screen right now to help the homeowners in detroit and other cities throughout michigan. right? >> correct. this money is not supposed to be used to bail out bankrupt
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cities. it is not supposed to be used for irresponsibility among politicians and people who made decisions in the detroit pensions. but, unfortunately, that's what's being considered. that's what's being discussed and i think it is important for citizens across america of all political stripes to stand up and have their voice heard on this issue because people work hard every day. they pay taxes to their government to support their own schools and their own cities, their own cops and firefighters, their own local communities, and people in ohio and other states they don't want their tax money sent to go -- sent to go bail out detroit and politicians of detroit. >> very interesting perspective, of course, setting a precedent, as you say, could be dangerous. treasurer of ohio, josh mendel, thanks for your time today. fox news alert on the syrian civil war. fighting continues now for a third year but we are hearing
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once again new allegations that syria is breaking its deal with world powers and is once again gassing its own people. what do you know, steve? >> gretchen, the u.s. and the french governments are claiming chemical wells are still be used in that ongoing conflict in syria. last august a sarin gas attack killed as many as 1,400 people and the syrian government widely believed to be responsible. yesterday french president francois olan said he had information that toxic chlorine gas was used in three villages this month and that the syrian government was behind it but he said he had no proof. today a similar claim from the white house and the state department. >> we have indications of the use of a toxic industrial chemical, probably chlorine in syria this month in the opposition dominated village. we are examining allegations that the government was responsible. we take all allegations of the
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use of connection calls in combat use very seriously. we're working to determine what has happened and we will continue consulting and sharing information with key partners. >> secretary of state john kerry went to geneva in september of last year to negotiate a deal brokered by russia in which the syrians agreed to hand over their chemical weapons. today the pentagon indicated that process of turning over the weapons continues but slowly. so far according to a defense official syrian president ba shash al asad has given up 65.1% of his declared chemical arsenal and the final deadline is coming up in june. according to "the guardian" newspaper, syria acknowledged that chemical weapons were used in recent attacks but he blamed it on opposition forces. the u.s. and its allies are investigating. >> all right, steve, thank you. summertime is coming as temperatures rise. so do the cost of some hot commodities. gas prices surging to a 13-month high this week. the national gas average spiked
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8 1/2 cents in the past month settling at $3.67. california drivers are paying an average of $4.22 to fill up. ouch. speaking of gas, grilling getting more expensive, too. if you want to eat, you'll have to pay more. beef especially due to dwindling cattle stocks and the growing export demand from china and demand causing average retail costs to climb to $5.28 a pound in february. that's the highest price since 1987. and it is not just beef. pork prices going up as well. a big recall under way involving an iconic summer food. kraft recalling 96,000 pounds of oscar mayer classic wieners. the packages may actually contain cheese dogs instead and the label doesn't warm consumers that the product could contain milk. the 16-ounce packages were produced in march and have a use-by date of october 2014 so check your fridge. i don't know about you, i eat a lot of hot dogs growing up.
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>> a lot. baseball season, more to come. >> you like to with ketchup, mustard? >> just mustard. >> okay. i take everything. >> right on. question today that they are asking, is he both an athlete, a murderer or a killer, and an actor? the olympic blade runner oscar pistorius has been making a big scene in court where he's on trial for murdering his magazine mol girlfriend. we've seen him sobbing and praying, even puking as the prosecutor makes his case but are all of these waterworks just an acting role? that's the bombshell claim from a former journalist who says the athlete took acting lessons to get ready for this trial. we'll have that columnist's open letter to oscar pistorius. we'll show you how the prosecutor is already hinting that it is all a big act. that's coming up from the fox news desk at the top of the hour. florida struck again. where the earth opened up this time making people afraid they could lose their homes. look at that sinkhole. a teenage stow-away high tails
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it to hawaii. conditions he made it through as he literally clung on for his life. what about the security concerns his little vacation is causing now? how did it seem so easy for him to get on that airplane? >> it is a little scary because i mean you want the best security here. possible. especially with what's been going on. but something that probably won't happen again but it is definitely a concern.
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... ... ... ... ... ... ... time to check out what americans are clicking on today. repair crews filling in a massive sinkhole that threatened to vacate homes near orlando. the hole is already under repair when rain made it much bigger over the weekend. plus, is this proof of the loch ness monster? the satellite image taken by apple for its new map software appears to show something pretty big lurking in the water. some fans say no doubt it is her
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but skeptics say it is boat likely a boat wake or just a smudge. if you thought airline seats couldn't get any smaller, think again. airlines are considering unique ways to cram more seats into planes. one option to angle rows of seats and make restrooms even smaller -- are you kidding me? i can barely fit in those things. running away is one thing. flying away is another. a california teen managed to hop a fence at the san jose airport hugging the landing gear for a trek across the ocean to hawaii. he survived the trip in some of the harshest conditions a human can take. not only did he make it through freezing terms, he lie ining ted out due to lack of oxygen. the daring journey also raising serious concerns about security that's now been defeated three times at three different airports across the u.s. within five months, including phoenix, newark and now san jose. here with me now, jonathan gilliam, former fbi agent and
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former air marshal. this is really scary to me. one thing this kid survived. there's the medical side of the story. but to me the security side of the story is so much more immense. >> that's the part people keep missing in all these different events when it was in newark, they were concentrating on the cost of the security. when it was in phoenix, they were just talking about the die that he was emotionally disturbed. in all these cases what i'm seeing from an attacker's point of view from a targeting point of view is people going and really accessing these airports and getting right to the airplanes and in one case in newark, to the terminal with nobody seeing it. >> so here's the amazing thing. that tsa, we are spending more and more and more taxpayer dollars for security. since 2004, it was $3.5 billion. in 2013 up do $5.5 billion. where's all that money going? >> that's a good question.
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in newark, $100 million for a security fence that evidently you can just climb over. i really awareness is something i harp on again and again. i feel like a doctor coming on and talking about awareness. that's really the thing that everybody is defeating. whether it is terrorists or this 16-year-old or emotionally disturbed person. they are defeating the lack of awareness. that's the void that we need to fill and that's free. >> while we're all taking off our shoes and our coats and not having liquids, here you have a teenager climbing over a fence and you fear that this could show terrorists how dry runs can happen. >> i don't feel as though it could. i know that it has. that's what they look at. i'm so surprised that nobody's tried to sneak a bomb into the wheel well of a plane. if it is this easy to get over and get into the wheel well, why would you even bother with a shoe or underwear to take on a plane? doesn't make any sense. but tactically they will figure
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this out eventually. >> so you fear that we're putting all this money into the security on the front end, where passengers are coming through, the security, but that somehow there's missing piece of the puzzle on the perimeter. >> when i was an fbi agent and i did special events we always locked for bottlenecks. as an attacker being a seal we look to exploit those bottlenecks. that's what you have in an airport. all the money and security is pushed into one place and then all you have to do is go to the other side of the airport and climb a fence. this is the problem with security and the way we do it in the united states versus israel. israel filts cracks that they have and they really do harden their defenses. here we just raise and spend massive amounts of money on bottlenecks and meanwhile we have these huge, huge cracks in our defenses. >> and the reports today are that this teen is not even going to be charged which is fascinating on so. many other levels. jonathan gilliam, thank you so
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a number of small towns in three states in danger now of losing amtrak service. that's because amtrak says it doesn't have the money to maintain the portion of the line that runs through that part of the country. and it's up to the states to step in if they want to keep the lines open. we're live from denver. alicia, who will be affected? >> reporter: quite a few people in small towns, and this is a line that's been running for more than four decade between chicago and los angeles. and the passengers who use it on a regular basis tell us they need it, even as they're about to lose it. >> this has been real handy for us. >> reporter: self rural towns along 600 miles of track may lose service in 2016. >> a three-state issue. western kansas, southeastern colorado, and northern new mexico. >> reporter: amtrak says it will cost 200 million over the next decade to upgrade aging track on this line.
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>> steel rail does wear out. and bridges do wear out. >> reporter: the track is owned by burlington northern santa the considered which doesn't need the track as good for straight trains as amtrak does for passenger trains so amtrak is asking for help. >> talking bat five-way split. each of the three states, amtrak, and the bnsf railway earthquakes which means each state has to come up with 40 million over the next decade. >> what wore looking at is a state subsidy. the situation is the federal government will not step up to the plate so we'll have to. >> amtrak says it must have an answer by the end of this year or it will move forward with plans to reroute the southwest chief through oklahoma and texas. removing dozens of jobs and millions of dollars from towns along the current route. >> i would not like it at all. we need it. >> reporter: so far, gretchen, number of these states -- none of these states have committed to the $40 million cost but all
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of them want the line to stay. >> affecting a lot of people. thank you. a tight race at the ballpark features five former presidents and an unwelcome surprise. jumps from the stands. the ending, coming up next. scott: okay, neighbors, here's the top-drawer skinny.
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national tragedy during the presidents race on eastest sunday. >> a tight group, coming right to the finish line. oh! has taken them all out. >> the easter bunny taking out the presidents. all in one fell swoop. check it out. well, leaving the nation's heaviest president to waddle to his second of the season. earlier we showed you this satellite image, taking about scott canland's loch-ss.
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taming writes i'm going to pretend it's nessy. >> so thank you for writing in. here's shepard. >> a car slammed into a church during a packed easter service and heroes came out of the crowd to help the injured. ahead, what we learned how all of this happened. now can't turn water into wipe but maybe you can turn it into rum, or vodka. we'll show you about the powder that you can mix into a glass of water and turn it into booze. the high schooler who asked miss america the prom, not only did he get shot down, he got suspended. he will be live with us on the fox news deck, and we'll hear how the pageant winner herself is playing his case -- pleading his case. so let's get to it.

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